What would the pay scale be if this happened, kind of hard to argue amateurism under this scenario.
For a tournament, maybe they'll do this. There's no way they do this and try to play anything close to a full conference schedule.I'm sure they'd have the option to opt out and keep their scholarship. It's just a glorified holiday tournament IMO. If we're lying to ourselves and calling them amateurs now (they're not), then I don't think a bubble really changes things. Especially if it's optional.
I could see a round robin of say 6-8 games for seeding and then going directly to a B1G tournament, all occurring during winter break.I think the question becomes what are schools willing to do to salvage something close to a normal season.
if it comes down to a bubble or no season, the bubble starts looking a whole lot more attractive.
this all depends on what happens with the virus, treatments and vaccines.
if a proven vaccine becomes available, totally different situation.
But - if we are in roughly the same place virus-wise in a couple of months, then it becomes a matter of choosing the least bad option from a series of bad options. in that scenario, the bubble becomes a lot more viable.
They cannot do a bubble and claim to be about amateurism and student-athletes.
Each bubble would require a 2 week quarantine. So just how many bubbles are you going to be able to have? Housing, Food, Practice facilities, Study halls, computer centers, tutors, and the list goes on!
But then again, lots of empty dorm rooms on campuses!